1. [late 17C–19C] a maker.
2. [17C+] a forger; earlier uses implied in bene feaker n., bit faker under bit n.1
3. [mid-19C] a performer.
4. [mid-19C–1910s] (US) a thief.
5. [mid-19C–1920s] a street salesman of cheap goods.
6. [mid-19C–1920s] a confidence trickster, a fraudster.
7. [late 19C] a pimp.
8. a scavenger.
9. [1910s–50s] (US) a person feigning illness or injury.
10. [1990s+] (US campus) one who poses falsely in order to gain status.